ZDRAVSTVUJTYE, AMER­ICA

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics - / Bruce Tins­ley

New on the Yan­kee air­waves as of June 9: The Voice of Rus­sia be­gan broad­cast­ing on two talk ra­dio sta­tions — 1430 AM in New York and 1390 AM in Wash­ing­ton — mark­ing the first time the Moscow-based broad­caster is pro­duc­ing pro­gram­ming and broad­cast di­rectly from the U.S. rather than Rus­sia.

Among those at the Na­tional Press Club to launch it all: An­drei Bys­trit­sky, chair­man of Voice of Rus­sia; Joseph Duf­fey, for­mer di­rec­tor of the U.S. In­for­ma­tion Agency; and Thomas Graham, for­mer se­nior di­rec­tor at the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil for Rus­sia.

They main­tain that diplo­macy be­tween the U.S. and Rus­sia is on “re­set” from the olden days of “ide­o­log­i­cal/pro­pa­ganda ef­fort” and prom­ise to ex­plore why the Voice of Rus­sia is open­ing a stu­dio in Wash­ing­ton with Amer­i­can broad­cast­ers and pro­gram­ming. Fire Depart­ment’s “FDNY 20012011: A Decade of Re­mem­brance and Re­silience,” fea­tur­ing an in­tro­duc­tion by for­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush.

“Our nation must never for­get the 343 mem­bers of the Fire Depart­ment lost on Septem­ber 11, 2001. . . . On this solemn an­niver­sary, I ask for God’s bless­ings on the mem­bers of the FDNY and their fam­i­lies,” Mr. Bush says in the 112-page, large for­mat book, which fea­tures dozens of depart­ment pho­tos from the day of the at­tacks, and the af­ter­math — some pre­vi­ously un­re­leased.

The book will be pub­lished in July; or­der from www.fd­ny­book.com and half of the cover price goes to­ward pub­lic safety ef­forts in New York City. It also will be avail­able in book­stores and from the pub­lisher (www.mt­pub­lish­ing.com). skills and his chances of re­cov­er­ing post-Wein­er­gate. “Can he re­pair his im­age? He can never truly get past this story. He has mor­tally wounded his po­lit­i­cal ca­reer. But that doesn’t mean he can’t star in a re­al­ity show or host a pro­gram on CNN,” says for­mer Fox News pro­ducer Jess Todt­feld, now pres­i­dent of Suc­cess In Me­dia, a Man­hat­tan con­sul­tancy.

“An­thony Weiner can re­cover from this mis­take. He didn’t break the law and is lucky to be a Demo­crat from New York City rather than a Repub­li­can from the Bi­ble Belt. Im­moral isn’t il­le­gal, and while I be­lieve this will dam­age his rep­u­ta­tion, he will be for­given and this won’t de­stroy him — al­though his wife may,” says Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5W Pub­lic Re­la­tions, an­other New York City agency that ad­vises Pamela An­der­son, Snoop Dogg and the Ben­nie Hinn Min­istries, among many.

Mean­while, one en­tre­pre­neur is mar­ket­ing “an in­ven­tion for shirt­less politi­cians”— the Quik era,” says in­ven­tor Wayne Fromm. “I’m proud to be of as­sis­tance to mem­bers of the gov­ern­ment.”

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